Saturday, April 11, 2009

Canadian Morning....for Barbara


Kitchen Morning 12x12 oil

Barbara Muir ....fantastic Canadian artist, famous Skype artist, fellow blogger, inspiring supporter and I am proud to say a friend of mine had a lovely photo posted on her blog a few months ago. I immediately fell in love with the color and light she had captured in that photo and she was kind enough to allow me to paint it. If you have not seen her work or read her blog...you better get over there right now!! I know Barbara personally....she is a delightful human being and I have never seen anyone accomplish so much in so little time....she is amazing!!! Three cheers for Barbara and a bless you for being so inspirational and generous!!
So, I am happy (hurray), once again, with my new piece.....I feel it is painterly ( lots of thick paint and brushwork) and romantic ( love the palette and sense of light)....and I feel ever closer to the message and voice I want my work to say. Thank you Barbara for everything you give in your work your blog and your generous spirit. I hope this piece is as pleasing to you....and everyone else....as it is to me!!
This coming week is crunch time...again! I must prepare for a client party for my show at Spiva on Friday....a 4 hour demo I am giving Saturday.....and a workshop I am giving on Sunday. The following week is shaping up to be equally busy. I have been so consumed with work ( trying to produce high quality work at the rate of two per week) that I have forgotten to enter two local shows...that's okay I have more awards than I have room for and am seriously trying to improve my work and keep the house and family humming....all a big job when you are trying to do it right!
Until later....the Universe rocks!!!,
Theresa

23 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Wow!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! I totally forgot that we talked about this. The painting is a million times more beautiful than my kitchen has ever been. Thank you so much for creating this lovely painting of our little patch of the universe, on what looks like a magnificent day. You made me so moved I almost cried. But couldn't -- we're going to a family dinner. You are the sweetest.

You've made me love the world even more than I did before I read this.

Love Barbara

Sheila said...

I'll double Barbara's Wow!!!'s and raise a Holey Toledo! This beautiful in the sense of the light and composition but also the story of friendship that helped it come to fruition.

Edward Burton said...

This is an absolutely beautiful painting, Theresa. You've really capture that gorgeous quality of light.

L.Holm said...

Theresa, this is stunning! So warm and light-filled and inviting. Everything a lovely kitchen should be.
Liz

laurens.paint.palette said...

You captured the warmth and light of this kitchen perfectly. So beautiful!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Theresa
Wow...This one is a cracker.
What a soothing palette with lots of bouncing light.
This is another of my fav of yours.
Kind Regards

Vern Schwarz said...

Theresa, you sound very busy and very happy, and after seeing this new painting I can see why. Congrats, this one sings.

eldon warren said...

Last week, Summer Dreams and this week Kitchen Morning. I really dig both of these paintings. How in the world do ya do it? I think I'm the one who gets to be jealous this time.
EW

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Very beautiful - no wonder you are so happy!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful light and color. A kitchen you want to be in having coffee in the morning sun.

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is wonderful..What a light and color...:)
Megha
Art on Sketchbook

LSaeta said...

I am so glad to have found your blog and to have seen this beautiful painting! I love the colors, light, brush strokes ... everything! Beautifully done!

Teresa said...

Stunning Theresa, I love your brushwork, the warmth - everything about it! Actually, it makes me feel nostalgic :O)

Peggi Habets said...

That is fantastic! You captured the soft light so beautifully. Nice work.

r garriott said...

Beautiful work!!! Amazing how much you got out of the photograph. Astounding, even.

Lis said...

Gosto muito do seu trabalho, abra├žos da Lis

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Ah, Theresa - I love these colors and the light. Reminds me of sitting in the kitchen of a vintage home in the early morning. So glad to find your blog after following you on Artwanted for so long...

Anonymous said...

..Yet another classic success Madam...... Bravo . . .~!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Oh Theresa, you are so talented! This is beautiful! The color harmony in it, the brushwork, the composition is all fantastic. I would never have guessed you painted this from a photo either, it looks like you painted it from life. Stunning!

James Parker said...

Everything about this painting is quite nice..Theresa...you are sooooo talented

Robin Weiss said...

A beautiful success! Keep chasing the light!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Theresa, As always, a stunning painting, you are so very talented. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Krishna Pulkundwar said...

Hi Theresa,
Beautiful work & inspiring thaughts. i am a abstract painter & lecturer from mumbai india . please do visit my blog www.krishnapulkundwar.blogspot.com
all the best